David Redick on Principles & Values

Republican Senate Challenger

No religion on coins, in schools, or Pledge of Allegiance

Persons of faith sometimes complain that their right to engage in religious activities is unfairly restricted. Solutions are usually sought in the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Dave says this is the wrong approach since it is only about the government; 1) Not naming and supporting a certain religion (as had been done in Europe), and 2) The free exercise of the religion chosen by an individual. As we see in 'Dave's Core Principle', property rights need to be superior to personal rights (such as religion) to avoid conflicts. This applies to many subjects & situations.

Dave recommends a property rights approach [an public property is owned by all the people]. This applies to coins, the Pledge of Allegiance, public schools, non- church meetings, displays in government buildings, prayers at public meetings, even if attendance or access to such events or displays optional. Religion obviously should not be part of our relations with other countries as to special treatment abroad.

Source: Campaign website, www.redick2006.com Jun 25, 2006

No adorning government property with religious icons

It is compulsory to abide by the laws of the government where you live. Religion is an option and personal choice of an individual. Laws and rights of others must not be violated in the practice of religion. Thus the two don't mix. The US has complete freedom of religion so people can engage in their religion as much as they like on their own time, and property. However, just as it would be trespassing for a preacher to enter a private home or event to conduct a service, no religious group can use or adorn property, objects, procedures, or events owned in part by others (such as the government) without the permission of ALL owners (not just a majority), or their authorized agent.
Source: Campaign website, www.redick2006.com, "Issues" Feb 22, 2006

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